Need a program to copy and VERIFY files after copy

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  1. TheStigma

    TheStigma Member

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    Hey all,

    I need to find a program that can add an option to (on the right-click drag menu for example) to not just copy/move but also verify the data after the copy/move so I am 100% sure that the file has arrived safely on the new medium.

    I will be using this on a server that uses a snap-shot type of redundancy raid, so I will be commiting data now and again to this software raided archive for long term storage. Any errors in the data will potentially cause problems for the other files too in the case of a raid failure.

    Also I just started using a bunch of USB-to-IDE adapters in order to be able to use a lot of my old disks without having to fill the machine with crappy old IDE PCI cards. The USB adapters are great, but I just dont trust them yet (they are CHEAP...) and I also spotted a corruption a file when I did some testing earlier. Only happened once though and I was working with a really really old disk so i cant say for sure if it maybye was only the disk.

    In any case - I dont care about the speed resources it takes, just point me in the direction of a program that can copy&very for me easily and reliably and il be a happy man :)

    - Has to support Windows7
    - Pretty much as to be able integrate itself in some way into explorer so its not a hassle to use. opening up a special app. each time for example would be unacceptable.

    I know I have seen plenty of these kinds of programs before, but I just dont remember the names of any, and its a pretty ambigous search term when you search for "copy" or "file" on the internet heh ;) Hope someone can throw me some suggestions for a good, streamlined and reliable program.

    -Stigma
     
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  3. AFurryReptile

    AFurryReptile Golden Member

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    I like http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php

    There's an option to "Always test files after copy".

    Not to mention this copies A LOT faster than the standard windows file handler in many cases.
     
  4. TheStigma

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    Hmm, sucks a bit if you can't decide when to verify and when not to (kinda wasteful to allways verify for all the common little everyday things) - but I will certainly give it a shot and see if it can meet my needs. Thanks! :)

    I anyone else has other suggestions worth checking out, please let me know.
    -Stigma
     
  5. TheStigma

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    Oh NOW I remember Teracopy! God I love this program! I had totally forgotten about it heh (don't think ive used it in years). this is exactly what I needed. Thanks man :)

    -Stigma
     
  6. Binky

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    Actually checked out richcopy. I didnt see any explorer integration though. I think its a much more heavy-duty utility for moving massive amounts of data once in a while, not for daily use for all kinds of data (atleast it looked that way).

    Teracopy is perfect though. With the new features since last time I used it its even better :) I think il be satisfied with this. Thanks for all the help.

    -Stigma
     
  8. Auric

    Auric Diamond Member

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    With TeraCopy, you choose whether to test by default and can still toggle it on or off during a copy/move operation.